13 Days The Old South & Florida Tour Package from Cosmos Vacation $1509/- (Posted on Jun 29 2011)

13 Days The Old South & Florida Tour Package from Cosmos Vacation $1509/-

THE OLD SOUTH & FLORIDA – 2011
13 days from New Orleans to Orlando (8290)

Enjoy the sights and sounds on this wondrous vacation through the heart of the South, including Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida. Your trip starts in New Orleans, where you experience the city on your sightseeing tour. Visit the French Quarter, see the stately mansions and clanging streetcars, and learn about New Orleans’ unique burial customs at an above-ground cemetery. Then drive through the heart of Cajun Country to elegant Natchez, where you can admire a pre-Civil War home. See the passing rural landscape of Mississippi as you cross the state and venture into Tennessee. In Memphis, visit Graceland, Elvis Presley’s grand estate. No vacation to Nashville is complete without a visit to the Grand Ole Opry, and you have reserved seats for a Grand Ole Opry show!

NEW ORLEANS

NEW ORLEANS

Stop in Chattanooga, home of the Chattanooga Choo Choo, before heading through Chattahoochee National Forest to the metropolis of Atlanta. Enjoy a tour of Atlanta and leisure time to explore the city on your own. Continue to Savannah for a trolley tour, time to discover the city, and a 2-night stay. Your vacation ends in the “capital” of Disney’s entertainment parks, Orlando, with a 2-night stay. From one end of the spectrum to the other, this trip has it all. If you want to see and experience the beauty and charm of the South, this vacation is for you!

ITINERARY:-

Day 1  NEW ORLEANS.
Enjoy time at leisure to relax or to do some independent exploring. Your Tour Director is on hand this evening to answer any questions.

Day 2  NEW ORLEANS.
The morning is dedicated to the sights and sounds of this Old World city. First, visit the French Quarter including St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square. Next, learn about the city’s unique burial customs at an above-ground cemetery, followed by a leisurely drive down historic St. Charles Avenue to enjoy its stately mansions and clanging streetcars. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (CB)

Day 3  NEW ORLEANS.
A full day at leisure. Roam through the centuries-old French Quarter or take a carriage ride while listening to tales of voodoo queens and pirates. History enthusiasts can roam through sprawling Victorian mansions and celebrated museums, catching a glimpse of life the way it used to be in the Old South. Tonight, you might like to experience the city’s beauty and romance on a 2-hour cruise from the heart of the French Quarter on New Orleans’ only steamboat. (CB)

Day 4  NEW ORLEANS–BATON ROUGE–NATCHEZ.
Drive through the heart of Cajun Country to Baton Rouge for an orientation tour that features the Governor’s Mansion and the State Capitol. Next, on to elegant Natchez, a thriving port in the golden years of the cotton trade. Visit a gracious PRE-CIVIL WAR HOME featuring fine collections of period furniture and paintings. In the evening, relax and perhaps sip a refreshing mint julep as the sun goes down. (CB)

Day 5  NATCHEZ–JACKSON–MEMPHIS.
Drive to Jackson, then north through rural Mississippi to Memphis. For your first night in the “Home of the Blues,” why not visit one of the famous music clubs on Beale Street, immortalized in WC Handy’s famous songs? (CB)

Day 6  MEMPHIS–GRACELAND VISIT–NASHVILLE.
A trip to Memphis would not be complete without visiting GRACELAND, the palatial home of “The King,” Elvis Presley. Our guided platinum audio tour focuses on the splendid garden and the opulent 15,000-square-foot mansion. Afterward, the “Capital of Country Music,” Nashville.

Day 7  NASHVILLE.
Its association with country music has made the name Nashville world famous, but it’s not just music fans who will find this charming Southern city a delight. Start the day with a sightseeing tour of the famous landmarks, including the Parthenon, the state capitol, Bicentennial State Park, and the recording studios of Music Row. Then, visit the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME with its glittering costumes, rare instruments, and Elvis Presley’s “solid-gold” Cadillac. This evening, you have reserved seats for an unforgettable show at the world-famous GRAND OLE OPRY, a mecca for country musicians since 1925. (CB)

Day 8  NASHVILLE–CHATTANOOGA–ATLANTA.
First stop today is Chattanooga, home of the Chattanooga Choo Choo. Then, enter the “Peach State” of Georgia and continue through Chattahoochee National Forest to the fast-growing metropolis of Atlanta, former home and burial place of civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. After an included sightseeing tour of the city, the rest of the day is yours to explore or relax. (CB)

Day 9  ATLANTA–SAVANNAH.
We head south through rich, rolling farmland to the historic seaport of Savannah for a 2-night stay. On this afternoon’s TROLLEY TOUR, see the sights, hear the history, and visit the charming city squares of Georgia’s “First City.” Highlights include City Market, Forsyth Park, the Mercer House, Madison Square—where General Sherman concluded his “March to the Sea”—Colonial Park Cemetery, and the world-famous River Street. This evening is free to explore this charming city on your own. (CB)

Day 10  SAVANNAH.
A day at leisure to explore. Shop on cobblestoned River Street or stroll among the many squares surrounded by elegant homes and majestic gardens. Don’t miss the impressive Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, where you can learn about Savannah’s important role in maritime history. (CB)

Day 11  SAVANNAH–ST. AUGUSTINE–ORLANDO.
Travel into the “Sunshine State” of Florida, stopping first at St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States. You will see the Oldest House and the Spanish fortress, Castillo de San Marcos, on your orientation tour. Then, drive to the magical city of Orlando. (CB)

Orlando Florida

Orlando Florida

Day 12  ORLANDO.
A full day to relax and explore the many sights in the Orlando area. Your Tour Director will suggest a varied and exciting selection of optional outings, such as Disney’s huge entertainment parks, including the Magic Kingdom®, Animal Kingdom®, Epcot®, and MGM Studios®. Also on the list are SeaWorld® (America’s biggest marine life park) and exciting Universal Studios®.

Day 13  ORLANDO.
The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Orlando International Airport are included. You can extend your vacation with extra nights and explore the “Sunshine State” further with a variety of exciting optional activities.

ACCOMMODATION
MEALS – (B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner
9 continental breakfasts (CB)

HOTELS – (F) First-Class (ST) Superior Tourist-Class (T) Tourist Class
New Orleans Holiday Inn Express (ST); Natchez Isle of Capri Hotel (F); Memphis Crowne Plaza (MF); Nashville Holiday Inn Express (ST); Atlanta Baymont Inn (MF); Savannah Inn at Ellis Square (ST); Orlando Courtyard Lake Buena Vista (MF)

DATES & PRICES

Tour Start Date Return Date Land/Cruise Price
20-Jul-2011 01-Aug-2011 $1509
31-Aug-2011 12-Sep-2011 $1509
14-Sep-2011 26-Sep-2011 $1509
21-Sep-2011 03-Oct-2011 $1509
28-Sep-2011 10-Oct-2011 $1509
05-Oct-2011 17-Oct-2011 $1509
19-Oct-2011 31-Oct-2011 $1509
09-Nov-2011 21-Nov-2011 $1509

Please note that mandatory prepaid gratuities for Tour Director and Driver are applicable and are included in the invoice at the time of the booking. Please contact your local travel agent to check the exact amounts. The amount varies for each vacation.

Single Room Supplement:$600
Triple Room Reduction per person: $128

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Additional Information:
Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.

Taxes & fees
Taxes and fees are subject to change and are not guaranteed until full land and air deposit are received.
Applicable Taxes and Fees (Airfare & Charges Not Included in the Price)

Not Included In Your Vacation Price (Land-Only or Cruise-Only)
Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees including the September 11th Security fee up to $10 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $3.50 per segment, and U.S. and International arrival and departure and other government-imposed fees between $200 – $375 per person; port taxes; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship’s crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Globus menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); optional excursions; airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; airport transfers with cruise only, porterage at airports and train stations; Trip Protection; baggage fees; and all other items of a personal nature.

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13 Days The Old South & Florida Tour Package from Cosmos Vacation $1509/-

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